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Director of Preconstruction 

About the Organization Imagine working for a leading healthcare company whose employees share a singular vision: to improve every life we touch. Our work matters at ERDMAN. We advance the delivery of healthcare and we're driven by a set of values and a common purpose to provide exceptional client outcomes through excellence in everything we do. We'll support you in an environment that encourages your growth and sharing your passion.

ERDMAN is recognized as a leading provider of healthcare facilities solutions, working as a trusted healthcare partner to ensure our clients' capital deployment and real estate solutions are aligned to achieve their strategic goals. Our integrated approach is founded on a spirit of innovation, collaboration, trust and strong relationships. We use our expertise to seamlessly blend strategic and operational components to allow sustainability for the future. Our team strives to create inspired, efficient, patient-centric environments that drive exceptional healthcare outcomes.

For more information on ERDMAN, please visit  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Location Madison, WI  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Job Summary: The Director of Preconstruction is responsible for preconstruction and project control activities for all projects nationally. This involves preliminary planning and engineering to define the project scope, identify potential issues, analyze cost, and determine most efficient use of resources.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Estimating Leadership: Responsible for the quality of all estimates created for projects; reviews opinion of probable cost created by the Estimating team for accuracy and thoroughness; ensures collaboration between the Estimating Team and other project members to ensure alignment from the beginning of a project through completion. Oversees analysis of past performance on projects and establishes estimating standards for all future estimates based on such analysis. ?

  • Liaison with Design Team (architects, engineers, consultants), Construction Operations, Subcontractors, and Client: Prepares detailed estimates of entire scope of assigned trades, building system, and/or overall project cost.

  • Preconstruction Planning, Scheduling, Reporting and Execution:? Develops a value analysis of the proposed scope, scheduling and defines alternatives that are more cost effective; prepares quantity take-offs, analysis, estimates, and studies for items incorporated in the assigned scope; and, performs constructability analysis’ through identifying design and constructability issues.

  • Documentation: Oversees department quality standards for deliverables such as bid packages, proposal formats and budget tracking tools; assists in oversight of the historical cost database, bid management and estimating software.

  • Performance Management:Works with team members to establish clear goals and expectations, provides ongoing feedback, develops skills and knowledge of team members, and rewards people for their behavior and results.

  • Business Development: Supports business development through providing conceptual estimates as part of the capture process and confidence in ERDMAN’s estimating and cost management processes through responding to RFQs, RFPs, and interviews. 

Position Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Engineering required; Master’s degree in Business, Construction, or Engineering preferred.

Certifications and/or Licenses: Project Management certification preferred

Relevant Experience & Training:

  • 10 years directing estimating, scheduling, and preconstruction services in the healthcare construction and senior living industries working on projects valued at $25M or more.
  • Experience with design-build and design-bid-build construction, and advanced experience with developing cost reports and schedules.
  • Knowledge of federal and state OSHA regulations, and industry safety best practices.
  • Experience with ERP, SharePoint, DESTINY Estimator, and Primavera preferred.
  • 10% national travel may be required.
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